Museum of Brisbane

5 tips to get the most out of your next Museum visit


On top of our rotating schedule of free exhibitions we also offer a range of events including panel discussions, hands-on workshops and activities for kids.

On your next trip to the Museum take a moment to check out our program of events so you get the most out of your next visit!

To get you started here’s five ways to ensure you get most out of your next trip.

1. Sign up to a City Hall Heritage tour

Whether you’re a long-time resident or a fly-by-night visitor, there’s always something to learn about the art, architecture and history of the heritage-listed City Hall. We run six tours each day and you can book online or by calling us on (07) 3339 0845.


2. Take a tour with the Director

Director tours are a feature of many of our exhibitions. If you’re coming to visit William Bustard: Painting with light or simply have an interest in our city’s art history, join Museum of Brisbane Director, Peter Denham for a tour through the exhibition and discover more about the life and art of this prolific artist and stained-glass window designer. The next tour runs Saturday 8 August and bookings can be made online.

3. Go for a ride up the Clock Tower

Take a ride in the oldest running hand-operated lift up to the Tower’s observation platform at 76 metres, where you can walk out onto and absorb the unique views of Brisbane. Tours are daily and run from 10:15am – 4:45pm, every 15 minutes. Tickets are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Find out more about the tours here.


4. Join us for a panel discussion

Join industry leaders and public figures for a debate on hot topics. On the horizon is one on the hotly debated topic of public art. Public art curator and consultant, Renai Grace from iAM Projects, curator at Urban Art Projects, Simone Oriti, and artists Simon Degroot and Judy Watson will discuss how their projects contribute to our city’s aesthetics and why they think public art creates such controversy. Public Art: Then and now takes place on Sunday 30 August and bookings can be made online.

5. Take part in a hands-on workshop

Interact with art by signing up to one of the many workshops that align with our ever-changing program of exhibitions. Coming up is an opportunity to join Brisbane illustrator Penelope Bell for a hands-on illustration workshop where you will learn basic illustration skills while telling your own story through imagery. Bookings for this workshop on 26 September can be made online.